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Natasha Foster

EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Leaving a Role You Love

Breaking up is never easy, but somehow feels even more difficult when nobody's been wronged. It's incredibly hard to sit down with someone you're fond of, who you genuinely like and respect, and end your relationship. "It's not you, it's me," you fumble. "No, you've not done anything wrong. Nothing's…
Natasha Foster
June 6, 2019
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Dress for Success

Dressing for success is the modern equivalent of 'clothes maketh the man'. A similar expression was common among the ancient Greeks - "The garment makes the man" - and reared its head in England as early as the 16th century, in the form of "apparel makes the man." Humans have had a…
Natasha Foster
May 16, 2019
EmploymentHuman Resources

Baby-Making & Work

I turned 31 in March, which seems to be the precise age people's vernacular shifts from, "Are you going to have kids? Oh, you should!" to "Are you pregnant yet? Start trying. NOW. You don't want to leave it too late!" Gentle rebuttals that I'm happy child-free and not entirely…
Natasha Foster
April 25, 2019
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#GumbootUpNZ

My father’s best friend is a mortuary technician. This makes for a predictably dark sense of humour, and some delightful chat - “get better work stories” goes to a whole new level. He has some truly mind-boggling tales, and as a naturally curious person I’ve learnt a lot - more…
Natasha Foster
April 4, 2019
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Okay, let’s talk JOYN

All right, we've skirted around the elephant in the room long enough. It's time to talk JOYN. Not that this is a new topic for me - most meetings these days, the question comes up. Everyone wants to know what the deal is with JOYN. How does that work for me?…
Natasha Foster
March 14, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

Mental Health & Recruitment

Roughly once a quarter, the Auckland recruitment community congregates under the #AucklandRec banner to talk, network, hear from recruitment leaders and influencers on the latest tools and trends and share knowledge in the hope we’ll keep getting better at what we do. Last night was #AucklandRec Meetup #13, this time…
Natasha Foster
February 21, 2019
EmploymentHuman ResourcesRecruitment

What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose, would by any other name smell as sweet... Unless the rose in question is a human, and the name you're considering is ridiculous, in which case the Department of Internal Affairs says no. All names were most certainly not created equal and there is a line to…
Natasha Foster
February 7, 2019
Human ResourcesRecruitment

Bye Bye Bye, 2018

It's Friday the 21st of December, a date marked in many calendars and eagerly awaited as the end of the working year. We are here, everyone! Pat yourselves on the back - we made it. 2018 was a year of change for many. Here at Rice, and in the world of…
Natasha Foster
December 20, 2018